Tracking Your Performance Story Results in Success

AIMM developed an innovative framework for health care organizations participating in the AIMM Collaborative. Organizations assemble as a team and present their actionable results and outcomes in the context of their “performance story.” With a performance story, teams are now accountable on a monthly basis to document and show progress in practice transformation that is related to their own organization’s strategic vision.

The Evolving Role of Pharmacists in the Transformation to Payment for Quality and Cost-Effectiveness and the Attendant Legal Hurdles

As the Medicare payment system moves from a fee-for-service system to value-based purchasing and payment for quality and cost-effectiveness, and CMS begins to pay providers in accordance with new rules, that includes ACO participation and the Medicare Access and CHIP Authorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), pharmacists are becoming increasingly important because of their ability to assist in managing a patient’s care by helping improve outcomes.

The Culture Of Data Sharing Has To Change

In a recent Health Affairs blog, Glenn Steele, co-chair of the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network Population-Based Payment Work Group, describes how an essential shift is needed in how providers, payers, and purchasers treat health data. Instead of viewing data as proprietary, the blog describes how data should be considered a public good, and outlines ways the sharing of data can support APMs.